Looking for a new car? The best way to make sure that you’re buying a quality vehicle is to look at the latest ratings and reviews. The statistics for December 2018 have been released and South Africa is producing some high-quality cars. Here are the top 10 best-selling vehicles at the end of 2018.

In total, 39 984 vehicles were sold in South Africa in December 2018, according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (NAAMSA) statistics. Toyota topped the list with 2907 sales of it’s Hilux model – a true favourite among South Africans.

Volkswagen placed second with their Polo sales; 2051 VW Polos were sold in December 2018. Ford placed third with 1931 Ford Rangers sold. The top 10 best-selling vehicles for December 2018 are as follows:

  1. Toyota Hilux – 2907
  2. Volkswagen Polo – 2051
  3. Ford Ranger – 1931
  4. Volkswagen Polo Vivo – 1711
  5. Nissan NP200 – 1572
  6. Renault Kwid – 1354
  7. Toyota Quantum – 1245
  8. Toyota Fortuner – 1027
  9. Hyundai Grand i10 – 906
  10. Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest – 858

The NAAMSA sales statistics do not include Mercedes-Benz or BMW because they do not publish their monthly sales figures.


Formex Industries is a metal forming and assembly company that supplies a variety of complex products to the local automotive industry and export market. The company is based in the Nelson Mandela Bay metropole, South Africa’s foremost region for automotive manufacturing and export.

Formex specialises in producing components for the catalytic converter industry, as well as metal components and assemblies for the various vehicles. Formex aims to become one of the foremost suppliers for the South African automotive industry by 2035, aligning itself with the South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) which takes effect in 2020.

Formex is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with over 80% black ownership, of which more than 40% are black women. The company is owned by Deneb Investments Limited – a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (HCI) – one of South Africa’s biggest true B-BBEE companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

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